- atomic number 48
Origin of Cadmium
Latin cadmīa calamine (the ore of zinc from which cadmium was first extracted as an impurity) (from Greek kadmeia (gē) Theban (earth)) (from Kadmos Cadmus Cadmus) –ium
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Greek Καδμεία (calamine), a Cadmium-bearing mixture of minerals, which was named after the god, Κάδμος (Cadmus)
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